Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Holiday Recipes #6: Bread Stuffing and Gravy

Here is a recipe for your basic stuffing....comes out good every time! (you can easily make this the night before!)

I usually double this since everyone loves their stuffing!

Bread Stuffing

Approx 15 slices of bread
1 medium chopped onion
1 stick butter or margarine
2 stalks chopped celery
1/2 cup chicken/turkey broth
salt, pepper, sage (to taste)

In a small saucepan or in the microwave, cook onion, celery, and margarine until soft. In a large bowl, break bread up into pieces with your hands. Poor cooked mixture over the bread. Add as much broth you need to make the mixture stick together. Start with 1/2 cup. Add salt, pepper and sage to taste.

It's best mixed with your hands!

You can just keep this covered in the fridge until you are ready to stuff your turkey. You might have left over, you can just put that in a loaf pan and bake later to have extra.

Turkey Gravy

1-1/2 cups turkey drippings from pan
1-1/2 cups flour
1-1/2 tsp salt
3/8 tsp pepper
6 cups broth

Place drippings in bowl and add flour, salt, and pepper...whisking to a smooth paste. Add broth. Using a hand blender, whisk, or mixer, mix until everything is smooth. Microwave at full power until bubbly and thick, beating smooth every 2 minutes.

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